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  • Electric Powered Glider Fun Fly Weekend!

    Bernie Jones

    ASHURST West Sussex – ELECTRIC POWERED GLIDER FUN FLY WEEKEND – Saturday 24th and/or Sunday 25th March 2012

    Please forward to anyone you know who you think may be interested.

    To kick start what we hope will be another successful e-Soaring year at Ashurst, we are going have a simple but fun


    The event is open to spectators and anyone flying ANY electric HAND LAUNCH powered glider up to 4m wingspan. BMFA insurance is required, but no other qualifications are required provide you can demonstrate safe flying practice.

    Much of the day will be taken up with normal “off the peg” sport flying, but we will also be running several very simple FUN events during the weekend. There will be no obligation whatsoever to take part in any of these “mini comps”. However, if you are not flying, you MAY get called in to help with some timekeeping, counting and measuring!

    Apart from having fun, one of our aims for the day is to attract new interest in e-Soaring and show just how easy it is to get involved. To this end, there will be plenty of “experts” around to help with models, give advice and answer any questions or queries about electric gliders.

    Fancy having a go but don’t have a e-Glider, we will have a buddy box system which you can have a go on if you want

    The new Electric events this year is FAI BMFA F5J eSoaring with a twist come and see what it’s all about learn with us.

    If you have ever wondered what thermal soaring is all about, this will be the weekend to find out. If you are already an experienced e-Soaring competitor, then please come along and help to spread the word – and have some fun at the same time. (A couple of the mini comps will be especially designed for you and will be tough!)

    For anyone interested, loan altimeter switches will be available on the day and help offered to anyone who wants to try their hand at height limited flying, without the perceived “pressure” of competition.

    We will also be having a look at the BMFA Silent flight Electric Achievement program, demos discussions and tests will be available to those who are interested

    So what sort of fun “mini comps” are we running? Sorry, but you’ll have to come along and see for yourself! There will be prizes (mostly tins of something cool and wet) awarded at the end of the day for all sorts of things – not just for doing well in a “mini comp” ! There is no pre-entry, just turn up and enter on the day!

    Something to sell?
    You are welcome to bring anything along you want to sell. Nothing formal – it will be just like a car boot sale for Electric Glider Flyers.

    If you would like to come along, it would be useful for us to know, so that we can cater for expected numbers. Simply e-mail me bernie AT esoarer.co.uk with your name, and if flying, your preferred frequency (if on 35 preferred plus an option if possible). If you need any more information, email me as above and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

    If you intend flying during the day, there will be a charge of £7.00 per day if you can only make one day, or £10 which covers the whole weekend, but it costs nothing to come along as a spectator.

    Official start time each day will be 10.00 am, but you can book in and collect your registration form at anytime after 8.30am – Flying till to dark or to cold – DON’T forget your BMFA membership card or insurance document.

    Location map is at: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps then go to 50.921798,-0.322187 Nearest Post Code is BN44 3AL- this takes you to the cross roads of Horsham Road and Spithandle Lane. Immediately opposite Spithandle Lane to the east is the track to Upper Northover Farm. Drive down this track and look out for the signs direction you to the flying field in use on the day.

    If you have ANY questions or need any further information please ask.
    E-mail: bernie AT esoarer.co.uk or Mobile: 07740 181861

    Bernie Jones – CD – All Ashurst BMFA e-Soaring League Events 2011.

    Here we go again 2012 here we come, lets hope the weather stays with us

    Bernie Jones

    Edited by Austin

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